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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Audi A3 fun and economical

Audi A3 (2006) Audi’s timing is perfect. That’s because California gas prices are nudging into the $3-a-gallon range, and on the East Coast prices are moving over $2.50 for unleaded regular. As prices escalate, cars seem to be getting...

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Eclipse has Mitsubishi pointed in right direction

Mitsubishi Eclipse GT (2005) Mitsubishi’s extensive advertising of its new Eclipse sports coupe may be paying dividends. That’s good for Mitsubishi, because some say the Eclipse must be a success to save the troubled company in the U.S. No...

Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Grand Prix gets V-8 muscle

Pontiac Grand Prix GXP (2005) Pontiac and eight-cylinder engines were synonymous for decades from Pontiac’s earliest days in the 1930s through the muscle-car period of the ’60s. But over the past 20 years the big powerplants have been mostly...

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Charger lives up to its storied name

Dodge Charger (2006) Statistics sometimes point out that the good old days weren’t as good as we remember them when it comes to the cars we drove. They were certainly OK, particularly at the time. But compared to these...